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ISIS founding member confirmed as group's new leader: officials from 2 intelligence services

R Sinduja

News Editor

According to officials from 2 intelligence services, the new leader of the Islamic state has been confirmed as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi. He is one of the terror group's founding members and has led the enslavement of Iraq's Yazidi minority, also overseen operations around the globe. Salbi is considered to be one of the most influential ideologues among the now depleted ranks of Isis.